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  1. Press: I downloaded the information Facebook has on me. Yikes.
    There was so much that Facebook knew about me — more than I wanted to know. But after looking at the totality of what the Silicon Valley company had obtained about yours truly, I decided… | Apr 12, 2018
  2. Press: Facebook is now in the data-privacy spotlight. Could Google be next?
    The quiet fear among the nation's tech elite, though, has been that extra attention on Facebook will reflect on everyone — Google, perhaps, most of all. The titan of search, smartphones and Web browsing makes… | Apr 12, 2018
  3. Press: Facebook:‘Malicious actors’ used its tools to discover identities, collect data
    Facebook said Wednesday that “malicious actors” took advantage of search tools on its platform, making it possible for them to discover the identities and collect information on most of its 2 billion users worldwide. The… | Apr 05, 2018
  4. Press: Facebook is not the problem. Lax privacy rules are
    Last week, Facebook said it was simplifying and centralizing privacy settings, making it easier for its more than two billion users to change how much personal information they share. That was an important and necessary… | Apr 01, 2018
  5. Press: Facebook cuts ties to data brokers in blow to targeted ads
    Facebook Inc said it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information. Facebook… | Mar 29, 2018
  6. Press: Facebook introduces central page for privacy and security settings
    Facebook said it will roll out a centralized system for its users to control their privacy and security settings in response to an outcry over the way it has handled personal data. The system, which… | Mar 28, 2018
  7. Press: The scary truth that Cambridge Analytica understands
    Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data firm that sold its services to political campaigns, has been thrust into the spotlight this week thanks to a number of startling exposés. Undercover footage, along with testimony and evidence… | Mar 22, 2018
  8. Press: Facebook will audit thousands of apps after ‘breach of trust’
    Mark Zuckerberg said the company would investigate thousands of apps that used large amounts of data at the time. He said that Facebook will give users easier access to tools to manage how their data is being… | Mar 22, 2018
  9. Press: How to protect your Facebook privacy—or delete yourself completely
    If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may already have discovered the maze of privacy settings the… | Mar 21, 2018
  10. Press: Facebook faces growing pressure over data and privacy inquiries
    Federal regulators and state prosecutors are opening investigations into Facebook. Politicians in the United States and Europe are calling for its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before them. Investors have cut the value of… | Mar 21, 2018
  11. Press: Facebook and Google employees form coalition to fight what they built
    A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build. The… | Feb 05, 2018
  12. Press: Data Privacy day: A reminder to safeguard your data
    This Sunday (Jan. 28) is Data Privacy Day, which marks the 1981 signing of Europe’s Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. But, more important, it’s a reminder… | Jan 28, 2018
  13. Press: China’s new lenders collect invasive data and offer billions
    Mr. Bai, a 30-year-old Beijing deliveryman, has borrowed heavily from China’s growing ranks of online cash lenders. In a country that lacks reliable ways to tell who might be a good borrower, these lenders use… | Dec 26, 2017
  14. Press: Companies exposing your personal information know a lot about you
    Alteryx is a data analytics company that makes its money by repackaging data that it has collected from different sources. And it became the latest reminder of how much data little-known companies have collected on… | Dec 26, 2017
  15. Press: Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff
    Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases – even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores, the company said. The advance… | May 25, 2017
  16. Books: Everybody Lies
    All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are looks at what the… | May 09, 2017
  17. Press: Surge of data from cars could be big money maker
    When cars exit the tunnel of the next 15 years, they’ll be like giant smartphones.Their sensors will capture sight, sound and motion and transmit the information to the Internet quickly and affordably. Among the possibilities:… | Nov 21, 2016
  18. Press: Facebook will stop some ads from targeting users by race
    As Facebook has grown, so too has its ability to slice and dice the habits of its hundreds of millions of users, and offer them up to advertisers that want to reach specific groups for… | Nov 14, 2016
  19. Press: Electronic surveillance up 500% in D.C. area
    Secret law enforcement requests to conduct electronic surveillance in domestic criminal cases have surged in federal courts for Northern Virginia and the District, but only one in a thousand of the applications ever becomes public,… | Oct 24, 2016
  20. Books: All You Can Pay
    You might not care who can access your data because you have nothing to hide. But you should care, because corporations are using your data to control your decisions. As millions of consumers carry on unaware, powerful… | May 05, 2016
  21. Press: FCC’s proposed privacy rules - Is opt-in the only way?
    Consumers need to have real transparency into, and control over, how their ISPs and Mobile Carriers collect and use their data.  But is a strict opt-in/opt-out regime the only way?  Don’t consumers deserve more control… | Apr 21, 2016
  22. Press: Consumer consent and privacy: New principles released by Consumer Action
    Consumers need reliable methods of granting or revoking permission to use their personal information when it’s sold to unrelated companies or recycled in unexpected ways Washington, DC—Recognize it or not, there is a consumer bargain… | Apr 06, 2016
  23. Books: The Black Box Society
    Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior―silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point… | Mar 18, 2015
  24. Press: Los ojos escondidos de los museos
    Una mañana reciente, un equipo de expertos en el museo Solomon R. Guggenheim de Nueva York buscaba puntos en la rotonda del edificio donde esconder diminutos transistores electrónicos. Los aparatos permitirán al museo enviar… | Dec 21, 2014
  25. Press: Sonría, su ‘selfie’ está siendo monitoreado
    Firmas de marketing escanean sitios como Instagram y Flickr en busca de datos La mayoría de los usuarios de sitios populares para compartir fotografías como Instagram, Flickr y Pinterest saben que cualquiera puede… | Dec 18, 2014
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